Sights of The Great Smoky Mountains Full Day Tour with Lunch
Enjoy an all day 8-hour sightseeing bus tour of sights in and around The Great Smoky Mountains. This tour also includes lunch at Elvira's Cafe or Hillbillies restaurant in Wears Valley. This tour will start in Pigeon Forge, Head into Gatlinburg for a short tour of the city and its history, then up the mountain to Rockefeller Memorial then back down and into Wears Valley for lunch, then to Townsend, and the Foothills before going back towards Pigeon Forge. Along the way you will hear amazing stories of local history, shop in some of the most unique places, be introduced to some of the best local dining establishments, see some of the best and least known sights, and discover some of the most amazing views in the Smoky Mountains. You will be guided by a born and raised local who knows all about what these areas have to offer. Do more than just see the mountains, experience them like never before.
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What's included :
- Includes lunch at a great local restaurant
- Local guide
- Headsets to hear the guide clearly
- Entry/Admission - Great Smoky Mountains National Park
- Entry/Admission - The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum
- Entry/Admission - Tennessee Mountain Tours
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 107 Park Headquarters Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-4102
Duration: 2 hours
Pass By: 178 Old Mill Ave, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3516
Built in 1830 & still in operation today, the Old Mill is one of Pigeon Forge's most noted landmarks.
Stop At: Mountain Brothers General Store, 4149 Wears Valley Rd Corner of Wears Valley Rd & Line Springs, Sevierville, TN 37862-8151
We will also show you the oldest home in the area which was built in 1818. Among the stops in this area will be Mountain Brothers General Store and Elvira's Cafe where we stop for brunch. Mountain Brothers offers customers a chance to buy local Wears Valley jams, jellies, arts, & music.
Stop At: The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum, Us 321, Townsend, TN
We will be visiting the Artistic Bean for after brunch coffee, the Little River Railroad & Lumbar Company museum, and the Apple Valley stores.
Stop At: Tennessee Mountain Tours, 153 E Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, USA
Ride aboard our tour bus to the city of Pigeon Forge. In this area we will be visiting the Old Mill area. You will learn about its history, its heritage, & its people. We will discuss the Old Mill & its multiple uses throughout the years. Built in 1830 & still in operation today, the Old Mill is one of Pigeon Forge's most noted landmarks. Our next stop brings us to Wears Valley. Here we will discuss its name sake, Samuel Wear, a civil war veteran & hero. We will also show you the oldest home in the area which was built in 1818. Among the stops in this area will be Mountain Brothers General Store and Elvira's Cafe where we stop for brunch. Mountain Brothers offers customers a chance to buy local Wears Valley jams, jellies, arts, & music. After an amazing lunch we head on out to the area of Townsend. Here we discuss W.B. Townsend, his little river railroad & lumber company. We will be visiting the Artistic Bean for after brunch coffee, the Little River Railroad & Lumbar Company museum, and the Apple Valley stores. We make our way to the road known as Foothills Parkway West. North Carolina has a road named the Blue Ridge Parkway. Well, our Foothills was suppose to be a similar road on the Tennessee side. Scheduled to be finished by spring 2018 the section known locally as "the missing link" will open up a new area of the Foothills that sat incomplete for more than 2 decades. On our way up we will make 3 stops to get some of the best photos in the entire region. Once we reach the top there will be an optional hike of 1/4 mile to the observatory to get breathtaking 360 views. Heading down the mountain side we go into the national park. Along the way we may watch videos that tell you about the area of Cades Cove. We don't actually go into the cove but we bring you to it to teach you its history. If the cove was a national park it would be the second most visited park in the United States. We will make a restroom stop at the top before heading back down to Little River Road on our trip towards Gatlinburg. Once we get into the Elkmont area hear tails about such locals as Lemuel Ownby, the Sage of the Smokies. You may also hear tails of the Walker Sisters who made their home in the park area known as Little Greenbriar. As we get closer to Gatlinburg we may make a final stop at Sugarlands Visitor Center depending on time. As you enter into the city you will learn the history of Gatlinburg. We will discuss its founding family and its long heritage as the gateway to the Smoky Mountains. On this amazing 8 hour journey your guide will be there to answer all your questions and to entice you with many tales from both historical and personal experiences. This is a fully narrated tour and our guides are encouraged to share their life stories growing up in rural East TN.
Departure Point :153 E Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863, USA
Departure Time :9:00 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
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- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.